Blog :: 02-2016

The latest in listings, Real Estate news, and How-To's

Baby Boomers vs Millennials: The Homebuilder's Dilemma

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The housing industry is being pulled in two directions Baby boomers who have the cash flow to invest in real estate are still the priority for many builders. However, the up and coming millennial homebuyers have a new set of requirements for their future homes. So builders are scrambling to create houses tailored toward the new generation.

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Budget and Eco-Friendly

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Most American homeowners consider remodeling at some point and these days many people on the hunt for more eco-friendly ways to update their home. It's important that we all do our part to support the planet. Here are a few ways you can update your home while also being environmentally conscious and budget friendly.


What $2,000 A Month Will Get You Around Boston

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With apartment prices on the rise and a rapidly evolving real estate market, heres a look at what $2,000 in rent can get your around different areas of Boston.

How To Get Your Dream Home: A Guide to Buyers' Etiquette

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As you know if you’ve been keeping up with the blog posts, the real estate market swings between a buyers’ or a sellers’ market depending on supply and demand. That’s just basic economics. However, regardless of the market climate, buyer etiquette will always help you get the home you want. 


Inside Millennium Tower's $37.5 Million Penthouse

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The Millennium Tower is the city’s tallest and chicest apartment building yet and is on track to sell out before it even opens. There are already sale agreements on more than 90 percent of the 442 luxury condos. With opening day set for next summer, that gives the developer plenty of time to make deals for the remaining 40 or so units.


Cyber Criminals Targeting Real Estate: What You Should Know

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Online crimes are on the rise in the real estate industry. Cyber criminals are stealing from unsuspecting homebuyers via hacking.  The National Association of Realtors is urging real estate professionals across the country to implement safety measures to reduce your risk of falling prey to cyber criminals.


Tips To Get Your Home Ready For The Spring Market

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Despite all evidence to the contrary, it is the middle of winter. However, spring will be here before you know it and historically in most real estate market this is when it really begins to heat up. The spring market usually yields the highest prices for home sellers.

However, it is important to properly prepare your home if you?re thinking of selling it in the spring. Competition will be fierce so you have to make sure you have a fighting chance. Check out these tips to get your home spring-ready.

Housing Feature Trends for 2016: Walk-In Closets are A Must

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It’s important to keep on top of what homebuilders are featuring in their new homes. In December 2015, a nationwide survey asked builders about the likelihood of certain features being included in their typical single-family homes.  Using a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being not likely at all and 5 being very likely) the builders reported the following as the most likely features to show up in a typical 2016 home.


Urban Home Values Rapidly Overtaking Suburbia

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Urban home values are rapidly overtaking the value of suburban homes in most metros. As movement toward city life becomes more common and high-end condos are swiftly taking over the Boston, D.C. and Seattle skylines, the climate of ?downtown? has begun to change.